Commissioner of the Kenyan Data Protection Authority (KE)

Ms. Immaculate. Kassait is Kenya’s first Data Commissioner. She has extensive experience in Elections, Governance and Women’s Rights and has played a key role in the establishment of several projects both in Kenya and abroad. In 2006 she was instrumental in the setting up of the first domestic Observation Programme for the Commonwealth secretariate while working at Institute for Education in Democracy (IED). From 2010 – 2020, as the first female incharge Voter Registration Elections and Operations she saw the setting up and operationalisation of electoral processes at both IIEC and IEBC. In addition, she served as the Chairperson of the Taskforce on Development of the Data Protection Regulations, 2021. Mrs. Kassait is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Bachelor Degree from Makerere University, a post Graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law; An Executive Global Master in Business Administration from the United States International University Africa. Ms. Kassait remains one of the two Building Resources in Democracy in Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) accrediting experts in Kenya. In 2021 she was recognised amongst the top 25 Women in Digital in Kenya. She was awarded the Presidential Award Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) for her outstanding work in public service. She continuous to take part in several philanthropy activities as part of her community work.



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